Heritage Day 2009 – Concert programme

Produced for Iziko Museums, featuring a diversity of Cape Town acts.

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MyCapeTown
A free multimedia concert, part of Iziko Museums’ celebration of Heritage Day 2009.

Date: Thursday 24 September 2009
Time: 1600 – 1700
Location: Ampitheatre outside the Natural History Museum, Company’s Gardens
Producer: Iain Harris

Format:
a one hour show, featuring Cape Town performers from a diversity of the city’s areas, and screening episodes of the MyCapeTown short-form TV series presently broadcasting on CTV and online.

Each act performs 3 pieces.

Lineup:

Samkelo Tukulula – Praise Singer
Janine van Rooy – singer, poet otherwise known as Blaq Pearl
The Composers Workshop – the Bridgetown based composers’ college, directed by Mac McKenzie, present extracts of their work
Maveriq – Mavo Jokazi presents his latest experimental project
Nosipho Singiswa – together with performers from Guguletu.

Press release:
“On Heritage Day, Thursday the 24th of¬†September, Iziko Museums, together with Coffeebeans Routes, present a free show called MyCapeTown. The one hour concert will showcase a diversity of Cape Town music, stories, sounds and people, and forms part of Iziko’s Heritage Day celebrations. The concert will be free, as will entrance to all Iziko facilities on that day.

Featured artists include the praise-singer Samkelo Tukulula, well known singer Blaq Pearl, Mac McKenzie and the Composers Workshop from Bridgetown, Maveriq with a new experimental project of his, and Nosipho Singiswa leads performers from Guguletu.

The concert is celebrating Heritage Day by celebrating Cape Town’s diversity of stories and perspectives. And so the producers, Coffeebeans Routes, have chosen to tie the event in with Cape Town Tourism’s MyCapeTown video campaign. The MyCapeTown video campaign is presently flighting on CTV. Extracts from the series, featuring short stories from Cape Town people, will be screened as part of the concert.

Show producer Iain Harris explains: “The show will be multimedia, and will present Cape Town stories in music, in poetry, and through video. It will be a dynamic one hour journey through our city. It will be diverse, relevant, and hip.”

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